Sonoma Mtn Winery (Niccolo Coturri)

Glen Ellen, Sonoma County, California

I grew up working with my father at his winery from my early childhood.  At 18 in 2003 I began working with him full time.  In 2009 my father and I decided that I should have a small side project to represent some the vineyards that I tended and my personal tastes.  My philosophies are generally shared with my fathers, no intervention, no yeast, no additives, no water, and no sulfites.

We use a small crusher/ de-stemmer, while the grapes are de-stemmed not all berries are popped, resulting in about 10-20% whole berries in the fermentation. Maceration in open top fermentors, hand punch down. Pressed with a small basket press. Generally neutral French oak. Everything is bottled and labeled by hand at the winery.


Our Selections

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Sonoma Mtn Merlot Sonoma County 2012

7 day maceration

1.5 years in neutral French oak

(For both)

Age of vines: 25 years

Soil: Goulding Clay Loam (gravelly clay)

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Sonoma Mtn "Mer-Cha-Cha" Co-Ferment Sonoma Valley Red 2013 

Blend: Merlot/ Chardonnay

Age of Vines: 25/15

Soil: Goulding Clay Loam/Arbuckle Gravely Loam, Los Robles Gravelly Clay Loam

Cases produced: 100

Merlot skins and juice with Chardonnay skins.

7-day maceration in open top fermenters, hand punch down, 7 months in neutral French oak, 2 months homogenization in stainless.

Sonoma Mtn Merlot Sonoma County 2016

7 day maceration

1.5 years in neutral French oak

(For both)

Age of vines: 25 years

Soil: Goulding Clay Loam (gravelly clay)

Sonoma Mtn Cuvee No. 1 Sonoma Valley Red 2014

Merlot/Syrah/Cabernet/Zinfandel/Chardonnay
10 day co-fermented maceration
1.5 years in neutral French oak

Age of vines: Average 20 years

Soil: gravelly clay/sandy clay

Cases produced: 150

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Sonoma Mtn "Char'Mer" Co-Ferment Sonoma Valley Rosé 2013

Blend: Chardonnay/ Merlot

Age of Vines: 15/25

Soil: Arbuckle Gravely Loam, Los Robles Gravelly Clay Loam/ Clay Loam

Case produced: 50

Chardonnay skins with merlot juice co-fermented.

7-day maceration, in open top fermenters, hand punch down, 6 months in neutral French oak, bottled direct from barrel.